NEW MEXICO – Family fighting HOA fears worsening battle
KOB 4: Family fighting HOA fears worsening battle
Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4
A Los Lunas family should find rest and relaxation inside their backyard cabana, but it’s generating anxiety and animus toward their homeowners association instead.
“It’s extremely frustrating that our quality of life is being hindered, and we’re not even comfortable living here anymore because of the stress that this has caused,” Brenda Stubbs said Tuesday.
The cabana trouble began earlier this year. The Stubbs’s homeowners association management company, HOAMCO, which represents the Huning Ranch subdivision, ordered them to tear down the cabana six years after it was constructed.
HOAMCO also began to issue fines.
“Right out of the blue,” Robert Stubbs said in February.
He said he has ample proof to show the HOA approved of the cabana even before he bought his home in 2009. He said he wouldn’t have purchased the home without proper approval.
The family modified the cabana by giving it a shingle roof, smaller footprint and concrete slab — everything Stubbs said the HOA wanted.
That’s why, nearly a year after 4 Investigates first reported on the saga, the family is so confused. Read more: